Painting and Mixed Media

Painting and Mixed Media Artists

(in alphabetical order by surname)

Julie Alderson

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Ann Ambler
- Thames Artist

Wax is the medium that has linked all my artistic endeavours. Wax on the bottom of pots, wax resist glazing and for tie dying of fabric, which lead to working commercially with wax chop printing in the garment industry, producing yards and yards of fabric.

When I learned in 1985 about Egyptian Al Fayum Mummy portraits, I was fascinated by the encaustic methods described and delighted to see the originals in the British museum when I visited in 2010.

Back in Bali, after a study trip to Mexico to learn about modern encaustic painting, set to develop my technique and ideas in hot wax.

When Rebecca Crowel published her book on painting with cold wax, I followed this technique with wax which was quite different from encaustic, but still wax painting using beeswax, oil paint and a solvent medium.

Sheree Ardern

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Marianne Braithwaite

When you paint in watercolour you really only have a small window of opportunity to make significant change.

After many years of working with watercolour, I am currently enjoying the freedom of playing with texture and form and taking as much time as I choose.

Tena Blundell

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Deb Brock

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Lorraine Brown

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Diann Cade

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Jeanne-Marie Cantereau

Jeanne-Marie is an outdoor painter, her favourite medium is water colour. She has led for several years, a group of water colourists in Thames and has been successful with national and regional awards. Jeanne-Marie offers periodic workshops and personal tuition.

Tina Carey

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Phillipa Christie

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Shizuyo (Sue) Colquhoun
- Thames Artist

Sue was born, educated and studied art in Japan. "Painting is my friend - gives me lots of joy and thoughts".

Watercolour perfectly expresses the free side of my nature’.

Sue has won many watercolour awards.

Berys Daly

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Kay de Blaauw

"I am a mixed media artist known for a modern eclectic style, and use of bold colour, texture and free flowing form.

My artistic journey began in childhood. I grew up in a family that valued art and freedom of expression, and often had a paintbrush in my hand. In adulthood I have continued experimenting, both with textiles and paint. My formal training with water colour and life classes at the Waikato Society of Arts, progressing to modern art and abstract courses at Whitecliff. 

Angelique Delano
- Thames Artist

Angelique was born in Satiago, Chile. She studied colour and design under Professor Mario Tapia in Milan, Italy.

In 2000 she completed a Bachelor of fine arts in printmaking at Elam school of arts.

Angelique has been a professional artist for 40 years. She has travelled widely and taught and exhibited in many countries. She now works in mixed media and printmaking.

Odette Duncan

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Susan Dunster
- Tairua Artist

Susan works in different media – oil paint, acrylic, mixed media, collage and original printmaking.

She likes playing with different possibilities and the feeling quality of the varied media.

Susan likes exploring how well they can express alternate subject matter.

Jacquie Ellis

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Val Enger

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Liz Hart
Tairua Artist

Liz is a watercolourist and printmaker – etchings and monoprints. She begins by painting very loosely, focusing on pushing the values of light and darks. Liz likes to work with a limited palette. Drawing and sketching have always been part of her life.

“There is always something new to Learn.

I love the explosion of watercolour on wet paper and the unexpected results which occur and change the whole idea of the artwork”.


Kathy Heffernan
- Thames Artist

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Patricia Lark

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Jan Linklater

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Jan McIvor

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Jewel Lynam

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Paula Mc Neil
- Tairua Artist

Paula is an exhibiting artist with a nationwide reputation. She is an award-winning artist of some distinction.

She allows the viewer to enjoy their journey through the many aspects of her work. Paula works in all mediums, surprising the viewer with her diverse use of colour and approach to modernism.

Gary Nevin

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Pam Plummer

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Dennis Raines

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Jan Sanderson

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Sheryl Sands

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Sue Dove-Steenson

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David Stone

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Verena Tagman

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Shirley Thomas

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Vaughan Udall

Painter and Printer... A kauri tree stands at the entrance to his studio nestled in the native bush. It is here that he gets his inspiration working in acrylic, oil, pastels and printmaking.

The love of colour and movement is what he aims to convey in his work – a loose contempary style.

Vaughan also runs workshops.

Irina Velman

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Barbara von Seida
- Coromandel Artist

Barbara’s gallery is her cliff top home over looking Long bay, Coromandel. Her painting form part of numerous private and corporate collections.

"What you are seeing is the work of a very accomplished artist." Terry (TJ) McNamara - art critic, Mairangi Art Centre Exhib.

Colleen Waite

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Wendy Walls
- Whitianga Artist

Wendy is a full-time mixed media artist residing in Whitianga. She paints both abstract and realistic subjects in vibrant colour and rich texture, using gels, pastes, fluid acrylics and collage. See

As well as maintaining her art practice, Wendy runs mixed media art workshops in Whitianga for all levels and abilities. She is a Golden Certified Instructor for Golden Artist Colors of New York, and the driving force behind the popular Chasing Mercury Art Workshops


Lesley Western

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Karen Vernon

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